Deadlines

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Wellesley College Art Department Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship - direct application deadline

Apr 16, 2024
Eligible: Applicants may be either graduating seniors or alums of Wellesley College, and must have been Art History or Studio Art majors or minors. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting M.A. or Ph.D. program during the upcoming academic year to be eligible.

Wellesley College Department of Art Mary Clothier Slade Graduate Fellowship — The Slade Graduate Fellowship provides financial aid for graduating seniors and alumnae to pursue graduate studies in Art History and Studio Art.  Applicants may be either graduating seniors or alums of Wellesley College, and must have been Art History or Studio Art majors or minors. Applicants must be enrolled in a degree-granting M.A. or Ph.D. program during the upcoming academic year to be eligible. Applications are due in April 16, 2024.

Postgraduate, Research/Gradschool, Travel

Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program - direct application deadline

Apr 21, 2024
Eligible are US citizens who have have completed a bachelor’s degree focused on Biology or similar fields - for example, environmental sciences - within the past four years. If you are graduating in May 2024, you are eligible.

The Global Sustainability Scholars RaMP-UP Fellows Program offers a one-year paid research experience with Smithsonian Scientists and a cohort of peers in the Tropics. Come away with a robust research experience, scientific products, an international professional network, a peer network, and strong mentors to advocate for their careers. 

A cohort of 10-12 RaMP-UP Fellows spend a year engaged in BioDiversity studies with Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) Scientists. Embedded in the tropical landscapes of Panamá, practicing cutting-edge and rigorous methodologies to make lasting impact on Tropical BioDiversity. Fellows launch with a deep dive into professional development and sense of place studies as part of an Orientation Block to Panamá and the ongoing research programs at STRI. RaMP-UP Fellows explore the cultural and natural history of Panamá, and why Tropical ecosystems are important to study. The Research Block, between January and the following September, RaMP-UP Fellows will conduct research under the mentorship of project leads. Research team meetings and technical trainings along with professional development workshops will be held throughout the year.

Questions?  Any Wellesley students or graduates are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team via virtual Fellowships Pop-up Advising (see events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Service, Postgraduate

Postgrad Fellowships Summer Support Program: Opt-in Deadline

May 1, 2024
Eligible: all juniors, seniors, and graduates planning for the summer and fall 2024 application cycle.

This program is designed to support you through each step of the fellowships application process through the summer as you begin to explore options ahead of late summer/early fall fellowship deadlines.  Participants will have access to personalized timelines, reminders, and special appointments.  Opt-in to Postgraduate Fellowship Summer Support program by submitting this Getting Started worksheet to this form to help plan and build your applications (outlining, essay review, choosing recommenders, etc.)

Postgraduate

Milkweed Fellowship in publishing - direct application deadline

May 13, 2024
Eligible are seniors and graduates eligible to work in the US for the 2 years of the fellowship. Those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—are warmly encouraged to apply.

The Milkweed Fellowship is grounded in our belief that books have the potential to change the way we see the world, and that equity is essential to a vibrant, diverse, and empowered literary ecosystem. This paid, one- to two-year immersion program is designed to offer the tools, experience, and exposure necessary to pursue a career in book publishing. Intended to provide an alternative route to leadership in an industry where the prerequisite to an entry-level position is typically an unpaid internship, this learning-oriented position seeks to provide entry to those historically underrepresented among workers in book publishing—Indigenous, people of color, LGBTQIA+, and those with disabilities—so they may advance, discover, and champion transformative literature for years to come. This position is based on-site at Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis and is full time (40 hours per week, for 12–24 months), beginning in September 2024 or earlier. Compensation includes a salary of $40,000 per year, generous paid time off, and health and dental benefits.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see our events listings in Handshake) or book a Fellowships appointment through Handshake.

Don't miss Career Education's resources about careers in publishing!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Wellesley's Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowship - campus application deadline

May 20, 2024
Students planning to enroll in a 360 course in the first semester of their senior year, who have the approval of their thesis advisor and department, are eligible to apply. Levitt Scholars are not eligible to apply for either a Daniels Fellowship or a Schiff Fellowship.

The Samuel and Hilda Levitt Fellowships are intended to support the thesis work of nine honors students, three each in the humanities, the social sciences and the sciences. Each fellowship consists of $3500 and is awarded in the spring of the recipient’s junior year, so that it can facilitate honors work, both during the summer preceding the senior year, if needed, and during the senior year. The fellowship is also intended to recognize students with a commitment to service.

**For details, please see the website here.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars Program - direct application deadline for applicants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao

May 20, 2024
Eligible: citizens of any nation (though this May deadline is specifically for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao) who are rising seniors or recent graduates under the age of 29. All applicants must have strong English language skills. Proficiency in Mandarin is not required, but would certainly be an asset.

Each new cohort of Schwarzman Scholars will join a global network of the world's most talented young leaders, helping to build stronger links between China and a rapidly changing world. The Schwarzman Scholars experience is anchored in a rigorous and innovative Master’s of Global Affairs degree program at Tsinghua University, one of the country's leading universities. Drawing on the best traditions of Tsinghua and top academic institutions around the world, the curriculum bridges the academic and professional worlds to educate students about leadership and about China's expanding role in the world.

The program also provides Scholars with unparalleled learning opportunities with leaders from China and the world through high-level interactions at lectures, an internship program, a mentors network, and intensive deep-dive travel seminars.

**Please note this is the deadline for applicants who hold passports from Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Macao (holders of passports from other countries should apply via the Global competition, with applications due in September). 

Even though you don't need to apply for the Schwarzman through Wellesley, any interested Wellesley students or graduates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Wellesley's Fellowships team. Simply drop by virtually or in person to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (details via events listings), or book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake to talk one-on-one in person, via telephone or video chat, year 'round.

 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Undergraduate

Prilla Smith Brackett Award Art Prize - deadline

Jun 2, 2024
Applicants must identify as female, live in the Greater Boston area, and be at a career stage beyond the first five years of professional practice.

The biennial Prilla Smith Brackett Award honors an outstanding female-identifying visual artist based in the Greater Boston area. Funded by Prilla Smith Brackett (Wellesley Class of 1964) and administered by the Davis Museum at Wellesley College. The $15,000 cash award will be given to the artist whose work demonstrates extraordinary artistic vision, talent, and skill.

The 2024 application portal will open on Wednesday, May 1 and close at 11:59pm on Sunday, June 2, 2024.

Early applications are encouraged in case any questions arise about the process.

Learn more about the 2024 application process here.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Rhodes Scholarship: Global Competition - campus deadline to declare interest

Jun 20, 2024
Rising seniors, current seniors, and alumnae from any country not included in another Rhodes competition (see official website for details), who meet the official eligibility criteria.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  One of the oldest and most prestigious international awards, Rhodes Scholarships provide full funding for postgraduate study in any field at the University of Oxford.  For the first time in 2018, Rhodes Scholarships were opened to citizens of any country, through the creation of the Global Competition for the Rhodes.

Interested Wellesley candidates in the class of 2025 or earlier, who are not eligible to apply through one of the other Rhodes competitions (find the list here) should declare their interest in applying for Wellesley's nomination for the Global Rhodes competition in 2024 by this date (find further details via Wellesley Career Education's resources for Rhodes applicants).

*Please note that while only Rhodes applicants in the Canadian, Global, and US competitions need first secure Wellesley's nomination for the Rhodes, Kate Dailinger, of Career Education, is delighted to talk with any Wellesley student or alumna interested in applying for the Rhodes (simply book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake, to talk in person or via telephone/video chat, year 'round: it's wise to plan ahead, as it takes time to put together a strong application, and many Rhodes deadlines fall at busy seasons when advising appointments fill up fast...)

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Wellesley optional priority draft deadline for fall deadline post-grad fellowships

Jul 24, 2024
Those planning to postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 21 and December 31, 2024.

Plan ahead and give yourself a head-start! 

July 24 is the optional priority deadline for Wellesley applicants for postgraduate fellowships with deadlines that fall between August 21 and December 31, 2024 (including, among others, Fulbright, Rhodes*, Marshall, Watson, Knight-Hennessy, Schwarzman, Pickering/RangelGates-Cambridge, NSFGRFP, Soros, and other scholarships for grad/prof study; plus some undergraduate scholarships like Goldwater & Truman): if you submit drafts through this Google form by the July 24 deadline you are guaranteed feedback before the relevant deadlines, and you'll get priority in the booking of advising appointments.

(Applicants who miss the draft deadline will be accommodated time-permitting, after those who met the deadline.)

Find application advice on our website 24/7, and watch Career Education events listings for application workshops, including over the summer! And any Wellesley student or grad considering applying for any fellowship or scholarship need not wait until the draft deadline to book a Fellowships advising appointment to talk over strategy, discuss choice of recommenders, get feedback on drafts, etc.: we'd love to talk with you.

*Please note that RHODES Scholarship's rules prohibit applicants from seeking or receiving feedback of any kind on their personal statement, but the academic essay, resume or list of activities and awards MAY be discussed, along with advice on choice of recommenders, plans for study at Oxford, etc. Note, too, that some Rhodes competitions have deadlines on or before July 24. Please plan ahead, and best of luck!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

New Zealand Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from New Zealand in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are three Scholarships available for New Zealand, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the New Zealand Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

India Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from India in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are five Scholarships available for India, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Indian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--Fellowships advising appointments are available all summer long: book via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Pakistan Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Pakistan in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Pakistan, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Pakistan, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Southern Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, or eSwatini in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are ten Scholarships available for Southern Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  Southern Africa includes South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, and eSwatini.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Southern Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

East Africa Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 1, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there is one Scholarship available for East Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  East Africa includes Uganda, Tanzania, Rawanda, South Sudan, and Burundi.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for East Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

West Africa Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from West Africa in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for West Africa, to support postgraduate study at Oxford. West Africa includes: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, the island of Saint Helena, Senegal, Sierra Leone, São Tomé and Principe and Togo.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for West Africa, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment  via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zimbabwe Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 15, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zimbabwe in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zimbabwe, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zimbabwe, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants--advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

U.S. Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or current DACA recipients.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are thirty-two Scholarship available for the United States, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate, Travel

McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill - campus deadline to declare intention to apply

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: candidates in all fields, from any country, planning to apply in the same application cycle for admission to a full-time master’s or second-entry professional undergraduate program at McGill University.

The new McCall MacBain Scholarships seek to bring together exceptional students who strive to engage in positive change by taking on meaningful leadership roles. McCall MacBain Scholars connect with mentors and participate in an interdisciplinary leadership program while pursuing a fully funded master’s or professional degree at McGill University!

Applications will open this summer for the third global cohort. Up to 20 Canadians (citizens, permanent residents, and refugees) and 10 international candidates will be chosen as McCall MacBain Scholars for September 2025 admission. A further 80 or so partial scholarships will be awarded to distinguished finalists!

Wellesley deadline to declare your intention to apply for the McCall MacBain (via this form): August 21, 2024, in advance of the direct application deadline in late September. Full official details and application via the McCall MacBain website. And don't miss Wellesley Career Education advice and support for graduate/professional study, including tips on searching for scholarships for graduate and professional degrees!

Any prospective Wellesley applicants for the McCall MacBain are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Wellesley's fellowships team. Drop in to chat at Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (dates/details via Career Education events listings: search Handshake events for "pop"), and/or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August and early fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long, as well as during the academic year: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Marshall Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a degree in the United Kingdom. Up to forty scholars are selected each year to study at the graduate level at an UK institution in any field. As they gain a lasting understanding of British society, Marshall Scholars strengthen the enduring relationship between the British and American people, their governments and their institutions. Scholars’ direct engagement with Britain through its best academic programs contributes to their personal growth and ultimate success.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead-- advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship - campus deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors in any field from any country.

The Thomas J. Watson Fellowship offers graduating seniors a one-year grant for independent study and purposeful travel and exploration outside of the United States, to enhance their capacity for resourcefulness, imagination, openness, and leadership and to foster their humane and effective participation in the world community.  

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in the late summer and early fall and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

*NOTE that this application deadline is earlier than in previous years and will be in August going forward from 2023 onward*

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer you many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 130 countries. 

This is the deadline by which to apply for the Fulbright with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee.  You can apply directly for the Fulbright, but why not get help if you can? Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Canada Rhodes Scholarship - campus application deadline

Aug 21, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in any field who are Canadian citizens.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are eleven Scholarships available for Canadians, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Pro tip: your future self will thank you if you meet the optional campus draft deadline at the end of July: get advice on your proposed course of study, resume, and choice of recommenders!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Australia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 25, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Australia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are nine Scholarships available for Australia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Australian Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office:  https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program - expected direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates who are U.S. citizens and planning to start two-year graduate programs in fall following application for the Rangel.

The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship program seeks young people interested in making a difference in the world as Foreign Service Officers in the U.S. Department of State. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits of up to $84,000 over two years toward a master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies/consulates, provides mentorship and professional development support, and leads to a career in the State Department Foreign Service. This program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

*Did you know?  Both Cassandra Cronin '19 and Kismat Dhaliwal '21 won the Rangel in 2021-22!  Will you be next?

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!  Or email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu

BONUS: don't miss our tips on searching for scholarships for graduate/professional degrees and advice about applying for graduate and professional degrees!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, or Palestine in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

For updates and additional details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for this Rhodes competition, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are most welcome to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment now!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Kenya Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Kenya.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Kenya, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Kenya, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advisng appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Germany Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Aug 29, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Germany in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Germany, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the German Rhodes, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book an appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

China Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae, in any field, who are citizens of the People’s Republic of China

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are four Scholarships available for China, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for China, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointmentbefore August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Zambia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Zambia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Zambia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Zambia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: why not book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush?

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Malaysia Rhodes Scholarship - direct application deadline

Sep 2, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Malaysia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Malaysia, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Malaysia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowships with deadlines in August, September, and October and the many Wellesley applicants for them--book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

United Arab Emirates Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the United Arab Emirates in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  Each year, there are two Scholarships available for the United Arab Emirates, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the United Arab Emirates, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. 

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Saudi Arabia Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Saudi Arabia in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act.  There are two Scholarships available for Saudi Arabia this year, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Saudi Arabia, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake now!

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Service

Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 5, 2024
Eligible: seniors or graduates who are U.S. citizens, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.2, applying for eligible U.S. graduate programs to start in 2025-26.

Interested in a career serving U.S. interests abroad?  If so, the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Fellowship offers a unique opportunity to promote positive change in the world.  Upon successful completion of a two-year master’s degree program and fulfillment of fellowship and Foreign Service entry requirements, fellows have the opportunity to work as Foreign Service Officers with the U.S. Department of State, in accordance with applicable law and State Department policy, serving in Washington, DC and at U.S. embassies, consulates, and diplomatic missions around the globe.

The Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship Program is a U.S. Department of State program that seeks to attract and prepare outstanding individuals who represent ethnic, gender, social, and geographic diversity and have an interest in pursuing a Foreign Service career in the U.S. Department of State.  The Program encourages the application of members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, women, and those with financial need.

*Did you know? JoAnn Jung '20 won the Pickering, as did Alex DeWeese Dec '22 and Michelle Lee '23!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually Fellowship Pop-Ups (see Career Education events listings for details) and/or book a Fellowship advising appointment via Handshake. We'd love to talk with you, during the summer or during the academic year, about your interests and aspirations, application strategy, feedback on draft essays, interview prep, or anything else!

Plus: don't miss Career Education advice about applying for graduate/professional programs and searching for additional scholarships for graduate and professional study!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Israel Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae who are citizens of Israel.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Israel, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Israel, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Schwarzman Scholars - deadline for global competition

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent graduates from any country in any field.

The Schwarzman Scholars Program supports leadership development & a special one-year Master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Scholars chosen annually for this highly selective program will work towards a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing—one of China’s most prestigious universities. As individuals who want to have a positive impact on the world, the Schwarzman Scholars will be selected based on their academic credentials, extracurricular interests and leadership potential.

Get advice on your application by booking a Fellowships advising appointment, available year-round, and via telephone/video chat as well as in person.

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from the Commonwealth Caribbean in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. There is one Rhodes Scholarship available each year for the Commonwealth Caribbean, which covers Anguilla, Antigua, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Montserrat, St Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent, Trindad and Tobago, and, the Turks and Caicos Islands. 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for the Commonwealth Caribbean, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Jamaica Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 12, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Jamaica in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Jamaica, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Jamaica, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Singapore Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 13, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Singapore in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Singapore, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Singapore, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the many fellowship deadliens in August, September, and October and the number of Wellesley applicants for them--advising appointments are available all summer long: book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush!

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Hong Kong SAR Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 13, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Hong Kong in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there are two Scholarships available for Hong Kong SAR, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk.  

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Hong Kong SAR, without any Wellesley application process, interested candidates are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Kate Dailinger, of Wellesley's fellowships office. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Book a Fellowships advising appointment via Handshake before August 1 and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Bermuda Rhodes Scholarship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 16, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae from Bermuda in any field.

The Rhodes Trust, based at the University of Oxford, brings together and develops exceptional people from all over the world, and in all fields of study, who are impatient with the way things are and have the courage to act. Each year, there is one Scholarship available for Bermuda, to support postgraduate study at Oxford.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

**For details of eligibility and how to apply, see the official Rhodes website: https://www.rhodeshouse.ox.ac.uk

Although Wellesley seniors and alumnae should apply directly for the Rhodes for Bermuda, without any Wellesley application process, interested applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment with Kate Dailinger or Caitlin Roberts-Donovan of the Fellowships office, through Handshake.

Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in August, September, and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available via Handshake all summer long: book an appointment before August 1st and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, International Student, Internship

Brooke Owens Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 21, 2024
Eligible: anyone whose gender is underrepresented in aerospace (e.g. cisgender woman, a transgender woman, non-binary, agender, bigender, two-spirit, demigender, genderfluid, genderqueer, or another form of gender other than cisgender man) and who is currently pursuing a bachelors or associates degree as of October 2024, and will have at least one semester of study left after summer '24. International students with CPT are eligible!

Brooke Owens Fellowship offers paid internships and executive mentorship for exceptional undergraduates in aerospace!  Work at the coolest companies, doing the most meaningful things; connect directly with the leaders of today's industry; build a network that will launch you to the career of your dreams.  

Did you know? Shannon Kearney '18, Grace Jackson '22, and Paige Dean '23 won the Brooke Owens Fellowship!

Please note, this is an expected deadline. Check official website for details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups (see Handshake events for listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

 

Undergraduate, International Student, Research/Gradschool

Daniels Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 23, 2024
Eligible: seniors in good standing at Wellesley.

Wellesley's Pamela Daniels ’59 Fellowship is a merit award intended to encourage the maverick spirit at Wellesley. It is meant to provide an opportunity for seniors to envision and carry out a piece of work that they would love to do before graduation—a work of imagination as well as intellect, a worthy and vivid dream project that explores who they are as well as what they know. The Daniels supports a senior project (that may be but is not required to be an honors thesis).

What would you love to do?

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  The Fellowships team would love to help you consider ideas and craft a strong proposal: drop in Fellowship Pop-up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or book a Fellowships advising appointment through Handshake.  And access application advice 24/7 via our website. You can also email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu (but please note that the Daniels competition goes through the Provost's office, not Fellowships). 

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Travel, Postgraduate

Gates Cambridge Scholarship - expected direct application deadline for US applicants

Sep 25, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates, in any discipline and from any country except the UK

Gates Cambridge Scholarships support graduate study in any discipline at the University of Cambridge. Details and application, plus helpful videos, via: www.gatescambridge.org.

 This is an expected deadline: see the Gates website for the most up-to-date information

**Deadlines are usually noon Cambridge time (7am Wellesley time): please see the official website for details.  

Not sure it's worth applying? See what Thai-Catherine Mathews '14 has to say!

Interested Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from Caitlin Roberts-Donovan or Kate Dailinger of Career Education (she did her own graduate work at Cambridge!): drop in online to Fellowships Pop-Ups (see Events listings on this website or search Handshake events for "Pop up") or book a Fellowships appointment with Caitlin or Kate via Handshake. *It's a great idea to plan ahead: these deadlines fall at the same time as many others, so advising spots fill up quickly... Career Education offers graduate school resources & advising--don't go it alone!  

Research/Gradschool, International Student, Postgraduate

Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford - expected direct application deadline

Sep 25, 2024
Graduating seniors and recent graduates, in any field and from any country.

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program is an exciting new scholarship and leadership development program which seeks to prepare leaders to address global challenges in the 21st century and beyond! With applications launched for the very first time in 2017, each year the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program will identify a group of up to 100 high-achieving students from around the world with demonstrated leadership and civic commitment to receive full funding to pursue any graduate or professional degree in any field offered at Stanford, with the goal of developing a new generation of global leaders. 

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

 For full details and how to apply, see the official website: https://knight-hennessy.stanford.edu/

Although there is no campus application process for the Knight-Hennessy, Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to book a Fellowships advising appointment to discuss application strategy, get feedback on drafts, etc. Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Undergraduate, Research/Gradschool, International Student

Jerome A. Schiff Fellowship - expected direct application deadline

Sep 27, 2024
Eligible: Wellesley students enrolled in a 360 in the fall or intending to enroll in a 360 in spring.

A generous gift from the Jerome A. Schiff Charitable Trust allows Wellesley to support students pursuing independent research projects through the senior Honors thesis program.  The fellowships are awarded on the basis of merit, and the number of fellows each year is determined by available funding and the number of qualified applicants.  **For details please see the Schiff website.  

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via the Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate, International Student, Service

German Chancellor Fellowships for Tomorrow’s Leaders - expected direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates of the past decade or so who hold Brazilian, Chinese, Indian, South African or American citizenship and work in a field such as politics, business, media, administration, society or culture and have demonstrable initial leadership experience.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is searching for the leaders of tomorrow: Are you a graduate with initial leadership experience? Do you come from Brazil, the People’s Republic of China, India, South Africa or the USA? Would you like to implement a self-chosen project that supports your career development, is societally relevant and has a lasting public impact? Are you interested in actively participating in an international network of dedicated leaders? Then apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship for the next step of your career.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team by dropping in to Fellowships Virtual Pop-ups or booking a Fellowships appointment through Handshake.  

Travel, Postgraduate

Luce Scholars Program - expected direct application deadline

Sep 30, 2024
Eligible: seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, under the age of 32 or no more than three years out from receiving bachelor’s degree.

The Luce Scholars Program was launched by the Henry Luce Foundation in 1974 to enhance the understanding of Asia among potential leaders in American society. The program provides stipends, language training, and individualized professional placement in Asia for 15-18 Luce Scholars each year. The program is unique among American-Asian exchanges in that it is intended for young leaders who have had limited experience of Asia and who might not otherwise have an opportunity in the normal course of their careers to come to know Asia.

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Wellesley's Fellowships team: drop in to Virtual Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for times/links) and/or book a Fellowships advising appointment as available via Handshake.  *Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Submit drafts by the optional campus draft deadline in July, and note that advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an early summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate

Churchill Scholarship - campus deadline

Oct 4, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and alumnae in STEM fields who are U.S. citizens.

The Churchill Scholarship provides funding to American students for a year of Master’s study in science, mathematics, and engineering at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College. The Scholarship was set up at the request of Sir Winston Churchill in order to fulfill his vision of US-UK scientific exchange with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The Foundation currently offers up to 15 scholarships per year, and Wellesley is invited to nominate no more than 2 candidates annually.

Any prospective applicants are encouraged to seek advice ahead of time from Kate Dailinger of Wellesley's fellowships office: https://www.wellesley.edu/careereducation/fellowships-and-scholarships.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book a summer appointment and beat the rush! 

Drop in online to Fellowships Virtual Pop-Up Advising (details via Career Education events listings on this website and in Handshake): no appointment required!

Service, International Student, Postgraduate

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for spring semester

Oct 7, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Explore further details and the application HERE.

*Did you know? Lizamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in Fall 2018? Read more here!

Questions?  Any prospective applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team at our Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings on this website) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate, Fellowship

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship (NSF GRFP) - expected direct application deadline

Oct 7, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent grads who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or permanent residents, applying for or in one of the first two years of study in an eligible graduate program.

National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships (NSF GRFP) support up to three years of graduate study in the sciences and social sciences at a U.S. institution. Application Deadline(s) vary according to proposed field of study (& are 5 p.m. local time at applicant’s mailing address).  Please note, this is the earliest of expected deadlines; see the program website for updates and details.

Read their NSF 101 about the GRFP, and check the website for full details at https://www.nsfgrfp.org. While you're there, don't miss helpful FAQs

Questions?  To complement conversations you should be having about your application with your research/academic mentors in the field, prospective Wellesley applicants are most welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team, at our Pop-up Advising (see Events listings on this website), through appointments as available through Handshake, email us at fellowships@wellesley.edu.  If we can't answer your questions, you can email  info@nsfgrfp.org or call them toll-free:  1-866-673-4737  (8:30am-5:30pm ET).

Research/Gradschool, Travel, Postgraduate, Service

Fulbright U.S. Student Program - direct application deadline

Oct 8, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates in any field who are U.S. citizens.

The Fulbright US Student Program provides grants to increase cultural ties and mutual understanding between Americans and communities abroad. Fulbright Grants offer many terrific postgraduate opportunities—from scientific research to the practice of an art to the teaching of English, in more than 130 countries. 

This is the deadline if you are applying directly for the Fulbright, as opposed to applying with the support of the Wellesley Fulbright committee, but why wouldn't you want the support of the Wellesley committee? The campus committee wants to help every Wellesley senior or graduate put forward the strongest possible application: the campus deadline is typically in August, to give the committee time to read and applicants the chance to take advantage of the committee's advice as they finalize their applications ahead of the national deadline.

*Any Wellesley student or graduate interested in the Fulbright is warmly encouraged to seek application advice from the Fellowships team.  Note that it's smart to plan ahead, given the large number of fellowship deadlines in September and October and the large number of Wellesley applicants. Advising appointments are available all summer long, via telephone and video chat, as well as in person: book an appointment via Handshake  and beat the rush! Or drop by Fellowships Pop-Ups virtually or in person (details via events listings).

Research/Gradschool, Postgraduate

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans - expected direct application deadline

Oct 10, 2024
Eligible: graduating seniors and graduates whose birth parents were born outside of the US as non-US citizens. You might have been born in the US or be a naturalized citizen, adopted from abroad, a Green Card holder, granted asylum or refugee status in the US, or have graduated from high school & college in the US (including current and past DACA recipients). You must be 30 year old or younger as of the application deadline and planning to be enrolled in graduate school full-time in the 2024-2025 academic year.

Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans support up to two years of graduate/professional study in any discipline at universities in the United States. Find details at www.pdsoros.org/, including about eligibility. (Please note the deadline for this fellowship is 2:00 pm EST.)

Did you know? Nneoma Nwogu '10Sanja Jagesic '08, and Dana Im '10 all won the Soros, and there were Wellesley finalists for the Soros in 2018-19 and 2021-22! Might the next Wellesley Soros Scholar be you?

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are warmly encouraged to seek advice from the Fellowships team at Fellowship Pop-ups (details via Events listings) or through appointments as available through Handshake. 

Service, Postgraduate

Immigrant Justice Corps - Justice Fellowships - expected direct application deadline

Oct 11, 2024
Eligible are those who will complete their JD at a US law school in the spring following application and recently minted JDs. (For full details, please see official website.)

Each year Immigrant Justice Corps (IJC) awards Justice Fellowships to approximately 25 recent law graduates from across the United States – individuals with tremendous talent, promise, and a demonstrated commitment to providing legal services for low income people and immigrants. [IJC also offers Community Fellowships for recent college graduates, with an application deadline in the spring.]

IJC trains Justice Fellows to become experts in US immigration law and pairs them with leading non-profit legal services providers and community based organizations. IJC matches selected Fellows with our partnering host organizations based on the applicant’s experience and interest, gaps in services within the community, location interests, and partnering host organizations’ needs. 

Justice Fellows represent immigrants in an array of immigration matters including:

  • Removal defense

  • Affirmative asylum applications

  • Relief available to juveniles and victims of crime, domestic violence, or human trafficking. 

IJC Fellows serve for two years and are provided with a full salary and benefits.

Sign up for an official webinar to learn more, and check out their website while you're at it!

**Please note this is an expected deadline; please see the program website for updates and additional details.

Service, Postgraduate, International Student

Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship - direct application deadline for fall semester

Jan 6, 2025
Eligible: graduating seniors and recent alumnae with US citizenship/permanent residency or OPT/appropriate work permit.

The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship Program invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for full-time, six-to-nine month fellowships in Washington, DC. Outstanding individuals will be selected to work with nonprofit, public-interest organizations addressing peace and security issues. Applications are especially encouraged from candidates with a strong interest in these issues who have prior experience with public-interest activism or advocacy.

*Did you know? LIzamaria Arias '17 was a Scoville Fellow in fall '18!

Questions?  Any prospective Wellesley applicants are welcome to seek advice from the Fellowships team: drop in virtually to Fellowships Pop-Up Advising (see Career Education events listings for details) or through appointments as available through Handshake.